Last week Gov. Donald L. Carcieri, as well as other officials from the Ocean State and representatives from Massachusetts and the MBTA, signed the agreement that will bring commuter rail south from Providence to Warwick, to the just completed Interlink intermodal air/rail/bus/auto transportation hub.
The station has the potential to create a new commuter class, people who take the train from Warwick and environs into Providence along with stops further north. And when twinned with the expected extension of the runway at T.F. Green Airport, it has the potential to move more people out into the region by public transportation means.
The real question is just how much of that potential will be realized? Only time will tell, but you can share your own thoughts by voting.